Continuing my previous thread here, as my character development question was answered, and the discussion turned to the plot. I'm not sure what you're getting at here. Are you suggesting that, presuming I wanted to keep the same general structure, that I talk about these agencies and their agendas very early in the story? Well, I'm certainly open to suggestions, and even though my knee-jerk reaction is that I don't want to change too much, the plot is already fairly far from my original idea, so it wouldn't hurt to much to restructure things. I guess I'm unsure as to how my general plot could be restructured, even with substantial changes, to be a lot more character-based. The central plot line is the protagonist trying to find out what happened to his parents -- who were taken away when he was young -- and find justice or retribution against whoever was responsible. I'd rather not reveal exactly what happened to them, but, according to the current plan, both agencies were involved in it, and that is what commits him at the end of the story to trying to defeat them. I don't mind if this changes, but I guess I'm having a mental block on how to change this around to be more character-based without coming up with a completely new, unrelated plot. Yeah, I have some more work to do here.